Managing Stress – BBC Brainsmart Series

Watch this. One little piece of paper
can have a remarkable effect – stress.
is stressful but if you understand a bit
about what it is
will be better able to deal with it. First though,
take a few deep breaths in fact
do that anytime you feel stressed it
Stress is a survival mechanism
when danger appears, it can get you out of trouble
quickly, Your body crashes up the gears
and throws all its resources into
getting you moving your heart pumps
furiously to increase blood pressure
Glucose is sent to the muscles as fuel
and you become totally focused on what
psychologists call
fight or flight.
Thing is, this emergency state is only
meant to last
just long enough get you out of danger
but here in the 21st century
we stress about different things and
for much much longer
your brain and body stay on red alert
and you will be less to think clearly learn
or remember things take a few more
deep breaths because as you now know
stress is a physical reaction and deep
helps to counteract its affects. So,
what else can you do? Okay top tips to
reduce stress
first get plenty of exercise
let out all the locked up energy now
back to the problem get in control
scope out the situation and how you’re
going to tackle it
don’t stress alone talk to someone
socialize and have a laugh
you can’t laugh and quake with fear
at the same time
get down with nature, on a big
or small-scale and if your mind won’t
stop worrying
get something else to do instead.

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